Adventures of a mother of 7 – Johanna Gustafsson

Because it's there!

When 8 years old I learned about Mount Everest, and ever since I have dreamed about climbing up there. When I became middle-aged and sensible I thought that it's impossible.

2012 when I turned 50 I suddenly got this crazy idea to fulfill my childhood dream. Now, almost 2 years later, after studying, training, researching & finding solutions, it seems possible!

If things go well I will summit in May 2014, if things don't go well I will hopefully do it another year. If you want to follow me vie e-mail updates you can subscribe to them.

Starting to climb Aconcagua

Finally at the slopes of Aconcagua. Tomorrow we will start climbing up. It will be 3 days, 40 km and 1700 m altitude to the base camp. We hike up the Vacas and Ameghino Valleys from the east, with mules carrying our gear. After base camp we carry everything.

A few hours in the van from Mendoza to the Los Penitentes ski area.

A few hours in the van from Mendoza to the Los Penitentes ski area.

We are now at 2500 meters Altura, like they say in Spanish. Speaking Spanish is by the way fun, even when I cannot talk it, but by trying the correct word will be found little by little.

Base camp is at 4200 meters. 

The views are great, even Chile can be seen from here. I trained a little bit climbing up some 350 meters. 


After tomorrow no wifi for 2 weeks. This blog & photos were sent from some kind of a storage room where I found a slow connection!


A blog of selfies :)

A blog of selfies :)

Johanna Gustafsson – the Everest project